In Vancouver, working people, students, and seniors are facing a growing crisis of housing affordability. Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is now $2,000, there are over 2,100 people sleeping on the streets, and transit and daycare fees are increasing every year. But now we're coming together to elect Jean Swanson, Anne Roberts, and Derrick O'Keefe as councillors who will fight for a Rent Freeze and a Mansion Tax to fund more affordable housing. We've united under the banner of COPE to Win the City We Need. Find out more about how you can get involved and help out.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), which was formed in 1968 as a coalition of the Vancouver and District Labour Council, housing activists, and environmental groups. COPE believes that residents and social movements can advocate for policies that address the needs of people, not the profits of real estate developers and speculators. In 2002-5, COPE elected majority governments on city council, park board and school board. After 13 years of Vision and NPA rule, the city faces an unprecedented crisis. It’s time for a political revolution at City Hall. Vote COPE on October 20th 2018.
How to Vote
This election there are 8 days of advance voting, from Oct 10th to Oct 17th. Voting day is Oct 20th. Polls are open 8am-8pm. The city of Vancouver has released the list of advance voting stations on a map here. If at all possible we strongly recommend voting in advance for the full COPE slate - 7 candidates across Council, Schools, and Parks.
If you have questions about registration or ID, this page on the City of Vancouver website contains complete information.
In short, you can register to vote at the polling station with 2 pieces of ID. If you have only one piece of ID, you can swear a Declaration of Elector Identity and Place of Residence in front of a Presiding Election Official, which can count as a second piece of ID. If you don't have a fixed address, you can register to vote using the address of a shelter or social agency you go to.
If you have any questions about voting locations, times, or other issues- you can contact the City of Vancouver at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone by calling 3-1-1.